By Lydia Wilbon
Hey seniors: pretty soon you won’t get to share lip gloss in the bathroom or split slices of bad lunch room pizza with your beat friends anymore! It’s a tragedy, but you can leverage it. Here are a few things you should do before high school is a memory.
Take a road trip
The Midwest has many crooks and crannies and adventure waiting to be seen. One location not to far from Chicago that has captured many by its beauty is Cave Point County Park in Wisconsin. The ledge overlooks the clear green blue waters of Clark Lake. This four-hour journey spot is a perfect place for friends to swim, jump in, tube, kayak, canoe and do other lakeside things on land like have picnics or go hiking.
Host a movie night
Movie night is always fun, no matter how it’s done. The cheapest way could be to log in to Netflix or Hulu and pop some popcorn. But if it’s a nice night, set up a bed sheet, projector, and lawn chairs out in your back yard. That’s an even cooler way to spend the last moments of summer with the ones who helped you the most.
Have a game night
The Game of Life, Monopoly, and Sorry may take painful hours to play, but looking back the memories and laughs will be worth it. This is a great way to spend time with friends on a budget without a ton of effort. You could even turn it into a weekly meetup, or create a mini game of your own with new rules.
Go thrift shopping
Thrifting is a good habit to gain before college with lessons of saving money. It also gives friends the opportunity to grab a bite to eat, walk around, then search for clothes you’ve probably wanted for a low cost.
Take in a concert
Chicago will be the hotspot for many artists and musical festivals this summer. As usual, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Riot Fest, and Chicago Jazz Festival will be the center festivals here. There are even rumors of Post Malone, Lizzo, or Frank Ocean to be headliners for Lollapalooza this year.
Cherish your friends
As simple as it sounds, it’s the most important thing on this list. Take the time to listen, love, and live in the moments with those around.